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Stately Omaha Home - Great Getaway

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This is a spacious, 2100 sq ft, classic 'PRAIRIE STYLE' home. This turn-of-the-century home offers five bedrooms and two full baths, a fully furnished kitchen, separate dining room, and large living room. There are four good-size bedrooms upstairs, and one large bedroom on the main floor with private entrance. There is also a full bathroom on each floor. The back yard is close to an acre with a fabulous deck and garden. This home will accommodate 8 to 10 guests at a rate of $500/night.

Our home is 5 miles from downtown or the Qwest Center and Ameritrade Park - about 10-15 minutes drive time. It is only 5 minutes from the College World Series shuttle at the Westroads. We are centrally located with easy access to shopping and great restaurants.

In addition there is high speed wireless internet, Direct TV, LED TV in living room, all linens, washer/dryer, and much more. There is ample off street parking, and the neighborhood is very safe. We do not allow pets or smoking.

This 100+ year old home has been remarkably well-preserved in addition to having all modern conveniences. There are original oak and Tigers Eye Maple wood floors, 9 ft ceilings with original plaster cove, and numerous antique pieces. Our home has been well cared for and we want renters who will do the same.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Theresa

We are life-long residents of Omaha, and love the city and its people. We are both educators and never tire of exploring the great outdoors.

Theresa purchased this house in 2003

Why Theresa chose Omaha

This is such a beautiful historic home, and has great access to all activities in the city.

What makes this house unique

This home feels like you are going back one hundred year; which you are. It is one hundred and three years old this year. We just found out that our catalpa tree is the state record holder! During our modernizing we have been very careful not to destroy the homes original character. It is a home that truly captures a bygone era.


Benson Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • One bedroom with a Queen size bed. Two bedrooms each with a Full size bed. One bedroom with a Twin bed. One bedroom with two Twin beds and a private bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Stately Omaha Home - Great Getaway
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Stay in Omaha

  • 5 of 5

My 3 old friends and I get together about once a year and try to get a house to stay in. Because of various issues, it is important we get a house with at least 4 bed rooms. This house we rented in Omaha met all our needs. There was more than ample room for us. While it advertises 4 bedrooms, it actually has 5 and a total of 6 beds. The house was very comfortable with a nice back yard and a large deck with a fire pit. It was great sitting out there in the evening with a few drinks and good conversation. Inside the house was clean and well equipped for all cooking needs. A good restaurant is close by within walking distance (1/4 mile) and a good breakfast place was a little farther (1/2 mile). The owner was very accommodating, spending almost a 1/2 hour with us going over the house and the location of things. She made sure we would enjoy the house. The bedrooms were quiet and comfortable, and the two baths were clean and modern. The only drawback was the location. It is on a busy street about 8 miles from downtown Omaha. A car will be needed to get around Omaha. There is a good sized driveway at the house that is easy to get in and out. Overall we had a very good experience and would use the house again the next time we come to Omaha.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for the nice comments. We love it when guests have a chance to relax and reconnect with one another; that's what it's all about! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your friends and would love to host you again. Many Blessings, Theresa
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Well taken care of.

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for the Berkshire AGM and the location was great.

Beautiful house. Very clean accommodations that made us feel right at home. Was great to meet the owner at arrival to show us around and get tips for our stay.

Owner checked up on us with an email to offer tips and to make sure everything was to our standard.

Would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt, We couldn't ask for better guests. I'm very pleased to know that your stay was pleasant. We hope to see you again if you're in town for the Berkshire Shareholders Convention. Take care, Theresa
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Lovely gardens and historic home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights with a group of 5 ladies. We spent the weekend visiting and catching up, and this house was perfect for that. There is a large deck and yard for a bonfire. The kitchen had abundant cooking utensils and pantry items. There is a large dining room table for visiting and game playing. We really appreciated the comfortable bedrooms and generous, high quality linens that were provided. We had everything we needed. Theresa, the owner, is a lovely person and was very accommodating upon our arrival. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chantelle, It was truly a pleasure hosting you and your friends. I agree, the weather was fabulous, which makes for a great time on the deck. I'm glad that the kitchen and house worked well for you, and special thanks for the nice comment about the linens. We work earnestly to make the beds super-comfortable! I hope your drive home was great and we would love to see you next year. Take care, Theresa
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Wonderful home with great central location

  • 5 of 5

My family, which included six adults and one toddler, stayed at the house for four nights and enjoyed every minute! The home is extremely well-kept and cozy. We had a chance to cook, grill, have a bonfire and chase a very active three year old around the yard. When we wanted to go out, we were a 10-20 minute drive from everything in Omaha. Plus, the owner was super attentive to any questions or concerns we had. We highly recommend staying here and hope we have a chance to again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a long weekend for a family reunion. Ten of the 15 attendants, including 5 children, stayed here, the rest stayed in a hotel but came here to hang out. It worked well- there was plenty of space for our large group to gather on the deck and lawn, around the dining room table, or in the living room. The house was very clean and well-maintained and the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. We loved the huge old tree in the backyard and all the bird feeders.

The only problem I found with this property - and this would be expected in a house of this age- was that each room is quite small- containing one twin, two twins, or a full-size bed. This would be fine for people traveling without kids but it was a little complicated for families with young children. We ended up packing several people in a few rooms, with some sleeping in air mattresses on the floor and at least one room ended up empty. This arrangement worked out fine for us but perhaps wouldn't be for everyone. Also, the layout, bed sizes, etc.. of the rooms was a little difficult to figure out from the listing.

The room layouts and the abundance of nice decorations and beautiful woodwork made it perhaps less than ideal for small children. However, in other ways it was great for the kids- there was a big yard, a basketball hoop, lots of birds for our young birder, lots of videos in the living room and master bedroom, and enough space on the living room floor for cousins to camp out together.

We had a wonderful stay here- it's really a special house and property. We would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such nice comments! I am really glad that your family had a memorable time here. I hope that we can host you again sometime. Theresa
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  • 5 of 5

Charming home with a lot of character. We enjoyed staying there for the weekend. It gave us plenty of room for everything we needed and wanted to do. The one drawback was we had to share one bathroom because we went with the 4 bedroom/1bathroom set up. We'd be happy to stay here again if the opportunity presented itself.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Justin, We're really glad that your had a good time and found our house accommodating. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Have a great day!
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This lovely home is 10-15 MINUTES from the Qwest Center, TD Ameritrade Park and other downtown landmarks such as Joslyn Art Museum, Durham Museum, and the Holland Performing Arts Center.

You are within 5 MINUTES of Westroads shopping mall, and dozens of great restaurants, 4 Golf Courses, and 3 Movie Theaters.

There is easy Interstate access to Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, and 15 minutes to Coco Keys Indoor Waterpark and Fun-Plex Waterpark with Miniature Golf.

The Strategic Air and Space Museum, Mahoney State Park, Wildlife Safari Park, DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge,and Platte River State Park are 30 minutes via freeway.


Rates & Availability

Benson Gardens House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Berkshire Hathaway
May 4 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
College World Series
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

College World Series and Berkshire Hathaway Events are a minimum of $500/night. Rates are between $550/night and $600/night for 6-10 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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